Sergio Busquets, with the trophy Joan Gamper

HE STAYED ON THE BENCH

The situation of Busquets after his replacement in Bilbao

Published:19/08/2019 - 17:19h

Updated:19/08/2019 - 17:19h

Ernesto Valverde surprised with the alignment he used against Athletic Club, since he left Sergio Busquets on the bench. However, your role will not vary

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The first official party of the new season arrived loaded of novelties in the alignment of the FC Barcelona. Especially in the medullary, where Ernesto Valverde bet by a 'trident' that had worked him well in the last duel of the pre-season against the Naples​, the formed by Sergi Roberto, Frenkie of Jong and Carles Aleñà.

The election of the Txingurri in his eleven supposed to leave out of the alignment to two 'heavy weights' that the past season had played it absolutely everything: Ivan Rakitic and Sergio Busquets. The first went in after the rest to treat of relanzar to the team, but the mediocentro of Badía remained in the bench all the meeting and did not play neither an alone minute.

His suplencia in front of the Athletic Club in Saint Mamés could carry to think that the Catalan will have a more secondary role this season, but the true is that the reality goes on the one hand distinct. Sergio Busquets will keep on being a key footballer, but Valverde will do him rotar more to preserve his physical freshness, arriving like this more rested to final of season.

Players like him or Rakitic have played it practically everything with Valverde and, of course, have suffered bajones physical important. The Catalan, especially, has gone down a lot the level in key moments of the last two seasons, something that wants to avoid with a plan of rotations that allow him have less load of parties. A distribution of favourable minutes can help to see to the best Busquets.

If some position is covered in the staff of this season -maybe even too- is the one of midfield player, by what Busquets will have substitutes. In concrete, players like Frenkie of Jong, Sergi Roberto or the own Rakitic can delay his position and adapt to the one of mediocentro defensive to give rest to the of Badía.

Busquets has to recover the security

To his 31 years, Sergio Busquets squanders talent and quality, but already was by sobreesfuerzo physical or by fault of concentration, has had two very irregular seasons. That the mediocentro Catalan recover his best version would be a very important news for the Barça, since it can mix very well with footballers as Of Jong or Arthur Melo.

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